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december 23, 2020

Ka-chinglebells, Ka-chinglebells, Ka-chingle all the way

Ever wondered what Mariah Carey earns yearly from one song and why? by Bindu De Knock   At the end of a bizarre and exhausting year, we all look for a bit of comfort and normalcy. Luckily, there are things that never change: the Yuletide musical canon overtaking radio stations worldwide. One song in particular stands out: All I want for Christmas ……is You. The…
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Artikel
december 14, 2020

The answer, my friend, is in the value of copyright

Author: Bindu De KnockAs this bizarre year draws to a close, the final songwriter’s catalog acquisitions are finalized. Recent transactions included the catalogues of Bob Dylan, Stevie Nicks, David Crosby, Keith Shocklee. Dylan sold his catalogue for $300 million and Stevie Nicks sold 80% of her catalogue for $100 million. Why are songwriters selling their body of work to publishers or investment vehicles?Source Photo: BOB…
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Juridisch commentaar
augustus 12, 2019

The Joyful Noise of Money : Katy Perry Loses Lawsuit

Katy Perry and Capitol Records have been ordered to pay $ 2.78 M in damages to the copyright owners of the song ‘Joyful Noise’. Perry and her team of songwriters including Max Martin were found guilty of copying elements from Flame’s Joyful Noise. As a result of the established copyright infringement, Perry and her record company must pay damages to the Joyful Noise creators. Just…
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Juridisch commentaar
juli 29, 2019

Sweet end to a bitter symphony

De carrière van de Britse band ‘The Verve’ leek met de monster hit ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’ in 1997 een vliegende start genomen te hebben. Maar de beruchte manager van de Rolling Stones, Allen Klein, tevens eigenaar van muziekuitgeverij ABKCO, stak The Verve een behoorlijke stok in het wiel. Bitter Sweet Symphony bevat namelijk een sample van de orkestrale versie van ‘The Last Time’ van de Rolling…
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Juridisch commentaar
juli 29, 2019

Blurred Lines Debacle (repost 2014)

On March 10, 2015 a shockwave hit the music world. In a high profile copyright infringement case, Marvin Gaye’s heirs were awarded $7.4 million after a jury ruled Pharell Williams and Robin Thicke infringed on Gaye’s composition ‘Got to give it up’. The particular way the groove of Gaye’s song was copied in Blurred Lines constitutes infringement. In the press musicians and legal scholars expressed…
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Presentaties
november 13, 2018

US vs Europe: The Copyright Tug of War – Bindu De Knock Yale Law School 13 November 2018

Description Almost all business transactions in the music industry centre around intellectual property law. Industry reports are announcing substantial growth in revenue, after the industry had a major setback due to piracy. Labels and publishers in particular seem the ones profiting most. On the other hand, the majority of songwriters and artists are still unable to make end ’s meet. Even major stars are unhappy…
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